The American people need help, not a prolonged bout of partisan bickering. It’s too bad that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to recognize this fact.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has America at a standstill. We can’t fully reopen our economy on account of the dangers of this highly contagious and deadly virus, which has necessitated assistive from the federal government. On top of a $600/wk tack-on to unemployment, the Feds also sent $1,200 per person directly to each tax-filing citizen.
But this is not enough, and everyone knows it. That’s why the next economic relief bill is said to contain proposals for rent forgiveness and a stipulation that would send everyone $2,000 per month until the crisis is over.
Passing a bill that accomplishes these two things is a no-brainer, but Pelosi wants to complicate the issue by adding a chunk of funding for the highly controversial “vote by mail” system that politicians have been arguing over for weeks.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Pelosi was asked about the continued threat of Russian interference in our elections, and responded by dropping a bombshell of a claim regarding the next virus relief bill:
“No matter what the president says, it cannot be denied. But it takes us to the next step. They have also told us 24/7 the Russians are still at work trying to undermine our election. That is why we have to have an important chunk of money in this next bill that will enable us to protect the integrity of our elections, as well as enable the American people to vote by mail, especially at this time of a health danger in going to the polls.”
She concluded, “This is the lifeblood of our democracy, the vote. So here we are trying to protect the lives of American people, the livelihoods of the American people, and also the life of our democracy. That is what we are going to do in the next bill as well.”
In reality, it seems that all Pelosi has accomplished is fomenting a lengthy debate over the much-needed assistance being help hostage within the bill.
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